Vinayaka Temple, Kanipakam, Andhra Pradesh
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Major festivals||Vinayaka Chavithi|
Main Road, Chittoor, Kanipakam, Andhra Pradesh 517131
Vinayaka Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple of Ganesha. It is located at Kanipakam in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is about 11 km from Chittoor and 68 km from Tirupati.
According to legend, there were three brothers who were mute, deaf and blind. They were digging a well to fetch water to their field. The device they were using fell into the well hitting hard object. When they dig further blood started to gush out of the well and the three got rid of their disabilities. The villagers rushed to the spot and found deity of Ganesha. Villagers dig further, but they were not able to find the base of the deity. The deity sits in the well which is always full of waterThe temple was constructed in the early 11th century CE by the Chola king Kulothunga Chola I and was expanded further in 1336 by the Emperors of Vijayanagara dynasty.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The temple is about 11 km from Chittoor and 68 km from Tirupati.